Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Trigger Man by Andrew J. Bacevich

Again, the concept was by no means unique to Wolfowitz. During the Clinton era—for Wolfowitz, wilderness years spent in academe—many others, most notably writers and activists associated with the Religious Right and the so-called neoconservative movement, were expressing similar views. But these chatterers never wielded more than limited clout. The inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001 positioned newly appointed Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz to advocate these ideas where advocacy counted most.

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